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SA COMRADES VETERANS TO TACKLE THE LONDON MARATHON

by Michelle Carnegie - 17 April 2019

Between the two of them they’ve run 31 Comrades Marathons and 13 Two Oceans Ultra’s. So, it’s fair to say when it comes to South African road running, they’ve pretty much ‘been there done that’. But one thing they’ve never tackled is an international marathon, and the obvious choice of course is the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon.
 
In a bit more tha


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SA'S LEGENDARY TOUR OPERATOR TO THE LONDON MARATHON

12 April 2019

She has taken sporting tours to the Virgin London Marathon for more than 25 years, so it would be safe to say that there is probably no one in South Africa who knows the London Marathon and its workings better than Vreni Welch, a legend in the South African running community.
 
With just a bit more than two weeks to the London Marathon we caught up with Vreni on what makes the London Marathon t


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SA GARDENER ON HIS WAY TO LONDON MARATHON, ACHIEVING LIFELONG DREAM

10 April 2019

A South African gardener who runs 20km to and from work every day, will be boarding a plane for the first time ever in his life, travelling 10 000km to take part in the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday, April 28th.


Michael Ndlovu (52), who hails from Mandeni, on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, has dreamt of this moment all his life. Michael’s lifelong ambition to run an intern


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LONDON MARATHON MAKES ANYONE WANT TO BE A RUNNER

08 April 2019

What started as a weight loss journey for a Gauteng mom of two culminated in her finishing the Virgin Money London Marathon. And to top it all she ran this spectacular marathon in aid of her niece who suffers from a chromosome disorder. This is the story of how Heather Hair – who never really took to exercise never mind running, completed her first international marathon. 
 
Wakeup call
It was January 2015 and I had just returned


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2019 VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON LAUNCHES OFFICIAL RACE APP

05 April 2019

The 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon official race app is now available to download. The app gives you all the information you need to enjoy the world’s greatest marathon, in the palm of your hand.
Created in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the Official Technology Partner of the Virgin Money London Marathon, the 2019 official race app has been updated and improved with some excitin


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GAUTENG SUPPORT FOR COASTAL CITY MARATHON PICKING UP MOMENTUM

04 April 2019

Africa’s only IAAF Gold Label-status marathon officially kicked off preparations for this year’s springtime event with a press conference this afternoon in Sandton. This inaugural Joburg launch marks the significance of an event witnessing growing support from the country’s northern provinces. 
 
Ninety percent of the marathon’s total entries for last year were Sout


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LONDON MARATHON EVENTS AIMS TO BECOME WORLD LEADER IN SUSTAINABLE MASS PARTICIPATION EVENTS

04 April 2019

London Marathon Events (LME) today (Thursday 4 April) committed to becoming a world leader in delivering sustainable mass participation sports events.
LME has established a team within the company to develop new environmental initiatives and practices and also commissioned a full review of its sustainability practices, including a rigorous audit of the recycling chain and waste management processes.


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UTCT EXCITEMENT BEGINS AS 2019 ENTRIES OPEN

02 April 2019

This year marks the sixth edition of Ultra-trail Cape Town presented by Salomon (UTCT), with the race already establishing itself as a bucket list event for local ultra-trail runners. This is also the third year that the 100km event is included as part of the Ultra-trail World Tour (UTWT), attracting a large number of elite international athletes, and that number looks set to grow.
 
2018 saw 4


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TWO MORE WEEKS FOR 2019 COMRADES SUBSTITUTIONS

02 April 2019

There are less than two weeks left before the 2019 Comrades Marathon Substitution Process closes. Substitution applications have been coming in thick and fast with many aspirant athletes wanting to secure their space on the Comrades start line. 
 
The Substitution Process allows for a runner who has not entered to substitute an entrant who has withdrawn or intends to withdraw from the 2019


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SIR ANDY MURRAY TO START THE 2019 VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON

28 March 2019

British sporting icon Sir Andy Murray will be the official starter of the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. The tennis superstar, one of Britain’s greatest ever athletes, will start the world’s greatest marathon on Sunday 28 April.

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